Collection of 31 postcards depicting various scenes related to prohibition, temperance, and women's suffrage. Majority of the postcards relate to temperance and include scenes and poems about the perils of drinking alcohol. One postcard celebrates the repeal of the prohibition amendment, telling of all of the jobs and prosperity the new brewery businesses will bring. Two postcards show women as Uncle Sam and another trumpeting with a banner that reads 'Votes for Women'. One postcard is titled Suffragette Madonna and ridicules the notion of granting women the right to vote. Many of the postcards indicate that they are published from A. T. Cook, Seedsman from Hyde Park, NY and are part of sets of 'Special Temperance Series'.
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0.15 Linear Feet
Gift of Barranger & Company, Inc., 2019.